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Police looking for Brownington man after crash

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COVENTRY — A two-vehicle crash in Coventry on Friday has police looking for a Brownington man they say fled the scene on foot. Police say they are looking for Scott Souliere, 40, of Brownington, after their initial investigation of the accident. The crash took place at around 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Vermont Route…

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Fatal plane crash in Island Pond

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ISLAND POND — Police are investigating a fatal airplane crash near the John H. Boylan Airport in Island Pond. At about 3:45 p.m. this afternoon, 911 reports came in of a large fire approximately 100 yards from the airport runway. Emergency crews responding to the scene discovered a small single-engine aircraft that had been badly…

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Mitchell Durocher retires from Columbia Forest Products

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Last Friday marked the retirement of Mitch Durocher from Columbia Forest Products, after a combined thirty-three years of service. Born in North Troy, Durocher attended Lake Region Union High School. He held his first job farming for approximately three years. Initially hired at Columbia Forest Products in 1974 as a jointer operator for…

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Free CDL classes offered in Newport

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — There will be a free commercial drivers’ license (CDL) class at the Newport Community Learning Center starting Tuesday, September 4, through Thursday, September 6. The classes will run from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., and are being held to prepare anyone interested in getting their CDL learner’s permit. The class includes those who would…

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Motorcycle stop leads to arrest in Newport Center

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — A 32-year-old man was arrested after a police chase in Newport Center on Friday. Tyler Howard, of Newport, is being charged with attempting to elude, resisting arrest, and negligent operation. The incident took place at around 9:00 p.m. when police say they initiated a traffic stop on a motorcycle for defective equipment near…

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Newport police hosting community conversation regarding opioid crisis

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department will be hosting a community conversation on August 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the United Church in Newport. The meeting was called in response to recent inquiries regarding the response to the opioid crisis in the Newport area. Everyone is invited to join community members, local…

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E. Coli temporarily shuts Prouty Beach

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Prouty Beach was temporarily closed today due to high levels of E. Coli discovered for the first time in five years. E. coli bacteria density should not exceed 235 colonies per 100 milliliters of water in swimming areas. The count for one of the areas at Prouty showed 372 E. Coli bacteria colonies.…

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Local schools receive school safety grants

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — A total of 239 Vermont schools have been awarded safety grants totaling $4 million, which will fund infrastructure upgrades designed to improve school safety. Locally, this money will be distributed to the following schools: Albany Community School $14,643.38 Barton Graded School $14,546.25 Brighton Elementary School $7,079.25 Charleston Elem School $15,629.25 Coventry Village School…

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Ozzy welcomed by Newport Police

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department is welcoming a new K-9 unit to the department. K-9 Ozzy is a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois that will be partnered with new K-9 handler Officer Joshua Lillis when he officially joins the department. Ozzy will be taking on the duties of K-9 Dax, who will be retiring after seven…

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Police investigating morning crash on I-91 in Glover

in Glover/Newport/News

GLOVER — Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that took place northbound on I-91 this morning. At around 7:45 a.m. police were notified of the crash near mile marker 153 in the town of Glover. The uninjured driver was identified as a 17-year-old man from Waterford. Police say the driver told them that a silver…

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Jay man allegedly admits to local burglaries

in Jay/Newport/News/North Troy

NEWPORT — Police say a 21-year-old man from Jay was arrested in connection to a series of burglaries in the area, including one at the Jay Country Store. Joshua Furlow was arrested this week following an investigation into a burglary in North Troy. On Thursday, police responded to investigate the burglary at a residence on…

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Westmore Mountain Challenge returns, 1 day 5 mountains

in Charleston/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom/Wheelock

EAST CHARLESTON — This coming fall the NorthWoods Stewardship Center is gearing up for their second annual Westmore Mountain Challenge on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The 5-mountain marathon hike highlights some of the best natural features of the Northeast Kingdom during peak fall foliage, attracting local hikers and participants from throughout New England. Hikers circle…

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Classes for caregivers offered in Newport next month

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, an estimated 44 million Americans age 18 and older provide unpaid assistance and support to older people and adults with disabilities who live in the community. Evidence shows that most caregivers are ill-prepared for their role and provide care with little or no support. To provide support…

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NEK Swim Week, 8 lakes in 9 days

in Newport/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

NEWPORT — As we head deeper into the miracle of summer, NEK Swim Week is approaching. From August 11 to August 19, swim week will cover 8 lakes in 9 days throughout the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the Eastern Townships of Quebec The event schedule is as follows: Saturday, August 11 at Crystal, Sunday,…

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North Country Hospital scores big at the Vermont Corporate Cup

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital had a strong showing at this year’s Corporate Cup 5K in Montpelier. The Fit Beanies, comprised of Brett Shauer, Laurie Gray and Donna Morison from Corporate Accounting took third place overall in the walking division. Team North Country Echoes, comprised of Steve Hurd, Bev Gage, and Kaitlyn Jacobs placed second…

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[VIDEO] Meet the Candidate event: Kendall Lambert

in coventry/Irasburg/Newport/News/Troy

NEWPORT — Kendall Lambert is an independent candidate seeking to represent the residents in the towns of Coventry, Irasburg, Newport, Newport Center, and a portion of Troy in the Vermont House of Representatives. Lambert hosted a Meet the Candidate event last week at Kingdom Brewing in Newport. During the event, she talked politics and enjoyed…

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MAC Center ready for 8th Annual Art in Bloom

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — The Eighth Annual Art in Bloom will open on Friday, August 10 at the MAC Center for the Arts, with a reception from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. The opening is a ticketed event benefiting the Four Seasons Garden Club and MAC Center for the Arts. The annual fundraiser, where nature meets art, can also…

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Zebra mussels identified in Magog Bay, Lake Memphremagog

in Magog/Newport/News

NEWPORT — This week the Memphremagog Conservation Inc (MCI) released a study confirming that there are zebra mussels present in Magog Bay, which is located at the northern edge of Lake Memphremagog in Quebec. Zebra mussels are an invasive species. They are a small freshwater mollusk that attaches to firm surfaces and can clog pipes…

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Police: Kayaks stolen in Newport

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Newport Police say they are investigating after three kayaks were stolen from a home on Broadview Street. At some point between 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and 11:51 a.m. Monday, three kayaks were stolen from the residence. Police say one kayak is yellow, one orange, and the third yellow and orange. They were left unsecured…

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Teen becomes youngest to complete historic 25-mile swim across Memphremagog

in Magog/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Swimmers participating in the 25-mile length of Lake Memphremagog amateur swim known as “In Search of Memphre,” were greeted with headwinds from the north ranging from 10 to 20 MPH for the first 15 miles on Wednesday. The waves and chop were high. Despite conditions, two of the seven swimmers completed the international…

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North Country Hospital Pharmacy Department receives CPS Award

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The pharmacy professionals at The North Country Hospital were recently presented with the 2018 Best Practices Award from Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), a national independent pharmacy services provider with nearly 700+ client facilities across the United States. The award was presented at the CPS annual meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 4,…

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